Best Rap Verses of All Time

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21Nas / One Mic / Verse 1

Each verse is absolutely amazing, but this needs to be top 5

The third verse is by far the best verse on this song

22Eminem/ No Love/ Verse 2

Best rap verse ever. BIf you don't think so, go listen to it right now. I'm black and I like this verse. Dope, dope, dope. Listen to it. He says never before seen rhymes.

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23Nas / The World is Yours / Verse 1

Something about the flow of these opening lines are perfect

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24Big L / Put it On / Verse 1
25A Tribe Called Quest / Butter / Verse 1
26Eminem / Love the Way You Lie / Verse 3
27Jay-Z / Da Graveyard / Verse 4V1 Comment
28R.A. The Rugged Man / Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story / Verse 2

First time I heard my jaw dropped. I played it OVER and OVER and OVER again. Should be at least top ten. RA spits crazy and you can't deny the meaning behind the lyrics is great.

R.A. 's verse is by far the greatest of all-time! Anyone who disagrees is obviously brain washed by mainstream trash.

Nothing touches this. If you haven't heard it, drop what you're doing and listen to it.

This is one of the greatest verses in Hip-Hop history.

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29Killer Mike / Reagan / Verse 2
30Hishaam / All I Do / Verse 1

Timeless piece of inspiration by the boy from Port Elizabeth

Hishaam honzo's finest verse, this verse is hot yho, don't believe me? Listen to it -

31Nas / Halftime / Verse 1

This is great, but the second verse was better

32Proverb / Writer's Club / Verse 1

"I write what I like and I like what I write, I like to be right but I don't really right to be like (difference)// I get hype when I right like journalists, but I'm no journalist so I don't write 4 the hype// not saying the hype is not right, but writing won't get you hyped and having the hype doesn't mean you can write// Hype is a right cover up, so that whatever you write might just get you on the cover of Hype..." - Proverb's first 4 lines, otherwise it's a great concept (probably the best I've heard so far in this decade) and it's got a great wordplay/flow to it. This song's a classic -

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33AZ / Life's a Bitch / Verse 1

Everything just clicks, from the flow to the lyrics. Masterful

AZ and Nas were both unbelievable on this track

Keepin this schwepervesent street ghetto essence inside us
Cause it provides us with the proper insight to guide us

Now that's how you rhyme.

34Kanye West / Jesus Walks / Verse 1
35Eminem/ Infinite/ Verse 2

How can this not be at least in the top 5? You clearly were not paying attention to the greatest rhyme scheme ever to be put into music.

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36Jay-Z / Can't Knock the Hustle / Verse 1
37J Cole / Born Sinner / Verse 1
38GZA / Liquid Swords / Verse 2
39Eminem/ 'Till I Collapse/ Verse 1V1 Comment
40Lord Finesse / Da Graveyard / Verse 3
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